Rowan University Public History Fellowship

Fellowship Advertisement: Hollybush Fellowship, Rowan University

Hollybush Fellowship, Rowan University: The History Department and the
Honors Concentration of Rowan University are seeking a professionally
trained academic with expertise in public history and/or museum studies,
with a preferred subspecialty in modern American history or the Cold War
for a Fellowship to begin January 10, 2011 and to last until June 30,
2011. Preference will be given to candidates who have earned the Ph.D. by
the time of the fellowship, but ABDs will be considered where there is
evidence of some college teaching and museum or archive experience. The
Hollybush Fellow will receive office space and computer/phone access,
access to the University’s libraries and databases, a modest materials
fund for exhibition and course planning, and a salary totaling $16,000.
The Fellow will also have the opportunity to share in-progress research
with faculty members and students in the History Department’s
works-in-progress seminar. The Fellowship is inspired by Hollybush, the
1849 mansion built by Thomas Whitney in Glassboro. Located on the campus
of Rowan University, Hollybush mansion played an important role in the
history of the Cold War, as the location of the renowned 1967 Glassboro
Summit between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin.
In spring 2011, the Hollybush Fellow would be expected to teach an
upper-level course for honors students and history majors interested in
public history. Ideally, this course would relate thematically to the
Hollybush Summit, U.S-Soviet relations, or the Cold War. In the spring and
summer of 2011, the Fellow would be expected to develop a plan for one or
more rotating exhibitions in Hollybush. Candidates should send a letter of
interest, curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, sample syllabi or
course outline, graduate school transcripts (or an unofficial transcript
with a list of courses completed in graduate school), and other supporting
materials. The committee will begin reviewing applications by October 21,
2010 and hopes to make a final decision by December 1, 2010. For
additional information on the Hollybush Fellowship, visit Please address all
correspondence to Dr. James Heinzen, Department of History, Rowan
University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ, 08028. Alternatively,
email applications are welcomed at
James Heinzen
Department of History
Rowan University
Robinson Hall
Glassboro NJ 08028

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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One Response to Rowan University Public History Fellowship

  1. cait88 says:

    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to say that Rowan is my alma mater and it is a wonderful place to work and learn. I can not say enough wonderful things about the history department there. As an member of Phi Alpha Theta I actually was one of the students who helped pick past fellows, because they usually have students help in the decision making. The department is very welcoming to these fellows. Hollybush is a beautiful building too with a very interesting history. I would highly suggest anyone qualified to apply for this fellowship.

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